A Facebook in the Crowd

I just updated my Facebook status.  It’s been awhile.  I decided to torture people by listing the menu I’m serving on the 4th.  I used to update my status every morning.  …Until I started this blog a month ago.  I think I’ll resume updating my FB statuses, though; I don’t want to fall off the map.

(Oh. I suppose a few of you are stuck wondering about the menu:  Burgers, Pasta Salad, Pineapple Upside-down Cake, Chocolate Cupcakes, and Ice Cream!)

I first joined Facebook to audit my teenagers (not that they needed it).  They’re grown now, but I still use FB a little.  From my Friends List, 40 are friends, 35 are from my distant past, and the rest are Relatives, Acquaintances, and Strangers—oh, and a Dog.  Only about 20 of these actually use FB, and I enjoy seeing how they’re doing (even the dog).

I had great hopes it would be a venue for out-of-town friends and relatives to keep us updated or for them to see what we are up to—but they say they don’t have time.

I like Facebook itself—the whole idea of it appeals to me.  But I’m not into Farmville, Mafia Wars, or Restaurant City.  Like I don’t have enough gardening, contention, and cooking in my life?  Then there’s that whole hassle of hiding the guy whose friends are potty mouths.  And people who write cryptic statuses…that aren’t cryptic at all…  meh!

But I do like posting and viewing links.  And my favorite part of FB is seeing people’s snapshots.  I love snapshots.  I have to control myself from being a creeper-stalker, looking at photo albums of friends of friends.  That’s just weird.  But if it’s a wedding?  All bets are off!

All in all, I’m not giving up on FB quite yet.  At the very least it’s a place to go when my ailing joints won’t let me go anywhere else.

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One Response to A Facebook in the Crowd

  1. Mish says:

    Michelle ‘Likes’ this! 😉

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